Shipping Smoked Cheddar &/or Pepperjack Cheese???

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by adiochiro3, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Anyone shipped smoked Tillamook cheddar or pepper jack?  My college kids are hankering for some smoked cheese and jerky [​IMG]   Guess they miss dear ol' Dad (or at least my cooking :) 

    I've sent jerky plenty of times, so I'm not worried about that.

    These cheese blocks have been vacuum sealed (Food Saver) and refrigerated again.  They are already aged the requisite 2 weeks +, so they are ready to go.  I was thinking 2 day guaranteed delivery.  Should I include gel packs or just let them ride out the 2 days?  Any advice or experience would be appreciated.  Thanks!

    James
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Call USPS/FedEx/UPS and ask them. They should be able to tell you exactly what the allow and best methods for food.
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the reply, JLRod.  I was just wondering if anyone had first hand experience with this.  I already looked at those websites.  Just wanted another perspective from my smoking brethren.
     
  4. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I order cheese and it gets sent ups ground. It comes vacuum sealed or waxed. It shouldn't be a problem as long as it's vacuum sealed. I also mail out my homemade mozzarella and have just used priority mail. Never had any problems.

    Don't forget to write "perishable" on the package several times.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    .....*runs out and checks mailbox* nope, no squirrel cheese yet [​IMG]
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd be looking for the UPS truck...
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]

    It sounds like you have a good plan. I might just mail it in one of those if it fit/ it ships. I think that those are 2 days thingy and you should be fine.
     
  8. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Johnny - as soon as it cools off a little more I will definitely ship you some of my cheese! [​IMG]
     
     
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


     lol... sounds good. Anything you can think of that you want from Oregon? Bottle of rain water, our famous Oregon Bannana slugs!, various selection of molds found on any object that sits still for more than 6 minutes.... lol.
     
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Rocks for my rock collection....[​IMG]
     
  11. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone for the input -- especially Squirrel.  I think I'll just ship 2 day priority and see how it goes.  They're college students; they can stomach anything, right?  They certainly will EAT anything -- at any time.  And isn't cheese already "spoiled" anyway?  [​IMG]
     
  12. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You a rock hound Paul? My step dad does some lappidary and jewelary work as a hobby, he goes out to Madris, Oregon (high dessert) on a rock hunting week every year. I guess there is quite a gathering of folks that show up for it.
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My mailbox is empty too. No mozza'---She must have been teasing us.
     
  14. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Totally promise some cheese to da boyz! I won't forget it either! It will probably be cool enough in a few more weeks! I will make a motherload batch with lots of TLC! [​IMG]
     

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